Italian Restaurants

108Operacaffe

Address: 835 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Operacaffe
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It is the very presence of charismatic Master Chef Roberto Bernardoni and his lovely wife, Chef Patrizia Branchi that sets Operacaffe apart from the countless “authentic” Italian eateries downtown. The first ingredient in all of Chef Bernadoni’s dishes is his "cuore", his heart and passion for his trade. This is splendidly reflected in the careful presentations, wistful aromas, and creative tastes of their traditional dishes. Allow your taste buds to be transported to Italy by thin crust pizzas, salads, featuring fresh Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, and herby and flavorful pasta and second course dishes. Chef Bernardoni will be delighted ... Learn More »

108De Medici

Address: 815 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
De Medici
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Beyond the heavy glass doors of De Medici lies a wonderland of delight and extravagance. Once inside, wrapped in the cozy embrace of one of the booths, guests are welcomed to linger over an amazing meal and absorb an evening of tantalizing experiences. Under the insistence of owner Salavatore Vitale, many of the signature dishes are still created table-side. The soft rosy glow and intimate ambiance of the dining room is punctuated by the bright flashes of flambéing Bananas Foster and Steak Diane. Specializing in both Northern and Southern Italian cuisine, Chef Ricardo Macias charms the palates of many with ... Learn More »

107Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Address: 16085 San Dieguito Rd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92067   Make a Reservation
Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
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Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, In beautiful Rancho Santa Fe has earned the reputation for being the place to visit for fresh and flavorful cuisine. This Leucadia Pizzeria has been open for over 20 years and is quietly nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, happily catering to a loyal local clientele with a menu packed full of family-friendly dishes and casual dining options. Our friendly staff ensures that guests enjoy a consistently satisfying experience, where an impressive selection of pizzas attracts many, and the Build Your Own Pizza combinations are vast and creative. More traditional Italian entrees like ... Learn More »

107Andiamo Ristorante

Address: 5950 Santo Road, San Diego, CA  92124   Make a Reservation
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Andiamo! Ristorante is a delightful northern Italian restaurant in Tierrasanta. We have been serving San Diego for 21 years in a comfortable, elegant atmosphere that caters to every occasion. Our servers and cooks are all 'family' here, and we want you to have a magnifico experience on every visit. Andiamo! means "Let's go! in Italian. With our wonderful selection of mouth watering entrees at reasonable prices, soon you'll be shouting "Andiamo!" to bring the whole family too. We provide family-friendly service with a bambino (kid) menu, comfotable booths, high-chairs and booster seats. Learn More »

106Petrinis San Diego

Address: 610 W. Ash St., San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Petrinis San Diego
Petrini's, in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, serves homemade Italian dishes with a traditional aesthetic in its charming and inviting restaurant. Petrini's takes the same approach to its menu in its environment as previous generations. With years of feeding customers with authentic and mouth-watering recipes and cuisine, Petrini's holds its same standard that it did for several years. Learn More »

106Olivetto Ristorante & Wine Bar

Address: 860 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA  92103   Make a Reservation
Olivetto Ristorante & Wine Bar
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Located in the newly renovated Paseo de Mission Hills is Olivetto Ristorante & Wine Bar. Specializing in modern Italian fare and utilizing only the freshest seasonal ingredients, guests can revel in Olivetto’s cozy ambiance of exposed brick, dark wood, and rustic toned décor. Serving both lunch and dinner seven days a week, patrons can experience a complete Italian meal day and night, or just stop in to enjoy a glass of wine after a long day. The inviting atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal, whether as a night out on the town with friends, or a romantic ... Learn More »

107Trattoria Ponte Vecchio

Address: 2334 Carmel Valley Road, San Diego, CA  92014   Make a Reservation
Trattoria Ponte Vecchio
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Trattoria Ponte Vecchio is a culinary escape located in scenic Del Mar where diners can experience the flavors of Northern Italy in a cozy neighborhood setting. Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Chef Daniel Nobili infuses his passion for Italian cuisine in all of his creations including the Linguine Alle Vongole-- fresh Manila clams sautéed in a white wine or red sauce or the Vitello Del Tassista-- veal scaloppini in gorgonzola cheese sauce topped with fresh pears. The menu also includes an assortment of Appetizers, Salads, Pizzas, and Chicken Entrees. Your taste buds deserve a vacation— taste the delicious cuisine ... Learn More »

106Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - Encinitas

Address: 315 South Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - Encinitas
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Just minutes from Moonlight Beach (off of S. Coast Highway) is Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, a North County local destination for classic Italian food in a relaxed setting. Bottomless baskets of freshly baked garlic bread are served complimentary to further satisfy your Italian cravings of gourmet pizzas, pastas, and submarine sandwiches. As the original location for this pizzeria establishment in Encinitas, Leucadia has been serving delectable Italian entrees for 25 years. Chef A.J. Mortazavi’s culinary talent is showcased weekly as he offers test menu items which are sold throughout the week. Don’t forget dessert—especially when Pastry Chef Nikki Schaeffer ... Learn More »

107Voce Del Mare

Address: 5721 La Jolla Blvd., San Diego, CA  92037   Make a Reservation
Voce Del Mare
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Situated in the quiet village of Bird Rock in La Jolla, Voce Del Mare offers a serene, casual setting to enjoy fairly-priced, traditional Italian fare. Just minutes from the coast near the corner of La Jolla Blvd. and Bird Rock Avenue, the familiar smells of ocean breezes set the mood for a relaxing meal. On Saturdays and Sundays, choose from a variety of lunch offerings including fresh salads and delicious panino sandwiches. Or arrive for dinner, served seven nights a week, to experience a larger display of specialty pastas, fresh seafood dishes, steak, chicken, and veal. Local favorites include the ... Learn More »

108Baci Ristorante

Address: 1955 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA  92110   Make a Reservation
Baci Ristorante
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Italian rusticity meets modern sophistication at Baci Ristorante, where an Old World appreciation for quality and service marries seamlessly with contemporary style and warmth. The rich, mahogany bar sets an elegant yet unassuming tone, while the classic Italian cuisine menu showcases the brilliance of fresh seafood, succulent meat, and rich accompaniments. Dine in the subtly modern dining room surrounded by art deco accents and crisp white linens, or dine al fresco on the romantic patio. No matter where you sit, a decadent and satisfying meal is sure to be had. Learn More »

106Sapori

Address: 120 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA  92118   Make a Reservation
Sapori
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Sapori, located on the beautiful Coronado Island, offers traditional Italian fare using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create the food connoisseur’s dream. Since 2010, owners Raffaele and Laura Petrazzuolo have worked together to provide the ultimate dining experience for locals and visitors alike, with Laura overseeing the kitchen and her husband Raffaele providing exceptional service. Enjoy the outdoor patio, where you can take in views of Downtown San Diego from across the bay or take advantage of the perfect location for people-watching. Sapori offers an extensive variety of Italian wines to pair with mouthwatering entrees, such as the Steamed Black Mussels ... Learn More »

107Fresco Trattoria

Address: 264 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA  92008   Make a Reservation
Fresco Trattoria
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Opened in 1999, Fresco Trattoria in Carlsbad is just a few blocks from the beach and offers traditional Italian cuisine seven days a week for both lunch and dinner. Owner Leone D’Arcangelo is from a small town on the west coast of Italy, very similar to the restaurant's location in North County. When it comes to seafood, pasta, steaks, veal, chicken, pizza or appetizers, Fresco has every base covered. A very encompassing wine menu provides the perfect pairing for your meal whether sitting in the elegant dining room with a bubbling fountain or lounging under the stars on the patio ... Learn More »

106La Villa Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1646 India Street, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
La Villa Restaurant & Bar
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From the rustic stone exterior to the expansive and colorful interior, Little Italy’s hidden treasure, La Villa Restaurant & Bar, blends urban and rural life together seamlessly. Seated at wooden tables, reminiscent of the farmers’ tables in years past, diners enjoy fresh, sustainable Italian delights. La Villa’s seasonal menu emphasizes the “farm to table” concept by incorporating neighborhood farmers’ products and locally caught seafood in every dish. From the handmade mozzarella found on the Naples inspired pizzas, to the oysters, so fresh that the remnant flavors of the ocean are still present, La Villa pleases the palate time after time. ... Learn More »

106Solana Beach CRUSH

Address: 437 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA  92075   Make a Reservation
Solana Beach CRUSH
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Solana Beach CRUSH is equally urban and inviting, marrying a chic and contemporary aesthetic with a welcoming menu of Italian-inspired specialties. The outdoor patio features a table-top fire pit that encourages guests to cozy up with a glass from CRUSH’s collection of more than 160 bottles of international wines, and their plush lounge provides an ideal backdrop for dining while mingling. Your night on the town will pair brilliantly with the restaurant’s Late Night Happy Hour and weekly live entertainment events. In addition to a simple and hearty selection of warm sandwiches and pastas, the CRUSH Lunch Menu also presents ... Learn More »

107Via Lago Trattoria

Address: 866 Eastlake Parkway, Suite 210, Chula Vista, CA  91914   Make a Reservation
Via Lago Trattoria
While far from the urban bustle of downtown San Diego, Via Lago exudes cosmopolitan charm. Located at the Village Walk at Eastlake, the restaurant is well worth the short drive from central San Diego, thanks to a modern, elegant atmosphere, spot-on professional service, and a menu of Sicilian favorites that will redefine your notion of Italian cuisine. Overseen by Joe Busalacchi, the kitchen turns out dish after mouthwatering dish using fresh ingredients and inventive combinations, such as Ramigna Alla Contadina, pasta with artichokes, chicken, zucchini, eggplant, tomato, garlic, basil, and ricotta salata, or Pasta Palermitana, rigatoni with spicy Italian sausage, ... Learn More »

106Vigilucci's - Encinitas

Address: 505 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA  92024   Make a Reservation
Vigilucci's - Encinitas
Owner Roberto Vigilucci grew up in Milan, Italy. So it should come as no surprise that dining in one of his three restaurants is like taking a mini vacation to Italy. The combination of authentic Italian cuisine, Italian wait staff, and award winning wine selections provide a truly unique and memorable experience. Learn More »

107Chianti

Address: 644 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Chianti
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It’s often hard to choose a restaurant on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp. There are many enticing hostesses with even more enticing menus on display out front, but with so many options, it can still be a difficult choice to make. Luckily, there’s one restaurant on 5th that emits a radiant glow of friendly service, quality food, and reasonable prices. Chianti has been a 5th Avenue mainstay for nearly a decade for many reasons, including the knowledgeable staff and fresh, delicious, authentic Italian food. The décor is elegant and relaxing, with paintings of the Italian countryside adorning the walls and ... Learn More »

107Lighthouse Bar and Grill

Address: 1101 Scott Street, San Diego, CA  92106   Make a Reservation
Lighthouse Bar and Grill
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A fine-tailored décor of rustic design elements and nautical themed details sets the Lighthouse Bar and Grill apart, creating a smart and artistic dining space. The thoughtful and subtly whimsical ambiance complements the menu, which reflects an equal degree of inspiration and care. The nightly dinner menu is international in scope and speaks a language we can all understand. Pizzas and burgers mingle with tantalizing salads and seafood dishes, ensuring guests can humor their culinary fancy. And for those more adventurous guests, the restaurant’s knowledgeable staff is ready and willing to take the helm and steer your meal toward complete ... Learn More »

107Acqua Al 2

Address: 322 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101   Make a Reservation
Acqua Al 2
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While it may be physically impossible to bring a Florentine trattoria to San Diego, Chef and Owner Martin Gonzalez has come remarkably close. Acqua Al 2 is the sister restaurant of the original Acqua Al 2, located on the Via della Vigna Vecchia in Florence. Using the same menu, recipes, and cooking techniques, Acqua Al 2 offers authentic Tuscan-style dining right in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district. The charming ambiance hints of old world Italy, while the aromatic and flavorful dishes exude authenticity. Anyone considering an escape to Italy should first pay a visit to this local favorite. Learn More »

106Indulge Contemporary Catering

Address: 5131 Santa Fe Street Suite A, San Diego, CA  92109   Make a Reservation
Indulge Contemporary Catering
Working under the motto: “Some people cater… we indulge,” Indulge Contemporary Catering prides itself on accommodating all your needs. From capturing your unique style and theme in the event’s décor and atmosphere to crafting each gourmet event menu around the highest quality ingredients, no touch is overlooked. Indulge offers referrals to services like musicians, photographers, hair stylists, and event venues to ensure everything lives up to their high standards. Enjoy your event knowing that you’re in the expert care of Indulge Contemporary Catering. Learn More »